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The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

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28 reports

Estimating the Statistical Properties of Crack Growth for Small Cracks

Author(s): P. W. Hovey; J. P. Gallagher; A. P. Berens
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research Institute
Date of Publication: 12/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-4016
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Dynamic Tensile Testing of Structural Materials Using a Spli Hopkinson Bar Apparatus

Author(s): T. Nicholas
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4053
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Transonic Flow Computations with Separate Treatment of the Subsonic and Supersonic Regions

Author(s): K. G. Guderly
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research institute
Date of Publication: 8/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3091
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Prediction of the Mechanical Response of a High Temperature Superalloy Rene 95

Author(s): D. C. Stouffer; L. Papernik; H. L. Bernstein
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Date of Publication: 9/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4184
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Applicability of the Finite Element Concept to Hyperbolic Equations

Author(s): K. G. Guderly; Donald S. Clemm
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research institute; Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3048
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Use of Reissner's Variational Principle in Finite Element Analysis of Crack Problems

Author(s): Jalees Ahmad
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4182
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An Experimental Evaluation of the Mechnaical Response Characteristics of Rene 95

Author(s): D. C. Stouffer; L. Papernik; H. L. Bernstein
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnate
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4136
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High Temperature Low Cycle Fatigue Data for Three High Strength Nickel-Base Superalloys

Author(s): J. B. Conway; R. H. Stentz
Corporate Author: Mar-Test Inc.
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 6/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4077
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Effects of Purity Level on the Mechanical Properties of 7000-Series Aluminums

Author(s): G. J. Petrak
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4079
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Charging Control Satellite Materials Part 1

Author(s): R. E. Schmidt
Corporate Author: General Electric, Space Division
Date of Publication: 3/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4017 Part 1
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Missile Motion Sensitivity to Dynamic Stability Derivatives

Author(s): T. F. Langham
Corporate Author: ARO, Inc.
Laboratory: Arnold Engineering Development Center
Date of Publication: 9/1/1980
Report Number: AEDC TR 80-11
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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors Part II. Piloted Simulation Assessment of Bihrle Departure Criteria

Author(s): David G. Mitchell; Donald E. Johnston
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3141 Part 2
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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors Part III Appendices - Aerodynamic Models

Author(s): David G. Mitchell; Thomas T. Myers; Gary L. Teper; Donald E. Johnston
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3141 Part 3
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Development of MIL-HDBK-5 Design Allowable Properties for Several Aerospace Materials

Author(s): Paul E. Ruff
Corporate Author: Battelle's Columbus Laboratories
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 8/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4109
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Proceedings of the 1980 Tri-Service Conference on Corrosion Volume II

Author(s): Fred H. Meyer Jr., Editor
Corporate Author: Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories
Date of Publication: 11/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 81-4019 Volume 2
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Small Laminated Axial Turbine Design and Test Program

Author(s): R. W. Vershure, Jr.; L. J. Meyer
Corporate Author: AiResearch Manufacturing Company of America
Laboratory: Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 12/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-2117
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Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Dynamic Analysis: Volume V: Steady State Flow Analysis (SSFAN) Computer Program User Manual

Author(s): Ray Levek; Bob Young
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1980
Report Number: AFAPL TR 76-043 Volume V
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Influence of Pitching Moment Characteristics on Departure and Uncoordinated Roll Reversal Boundaries for Fighter Configurations

Author(s): W. Bihrle, Jr.; B. Barnhart
Corporate Author: Bihrle Applied Research, Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 2/1/1980
Report Number: AFFDL TR 79-3157
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Dynamic, Hot Surface Ignition of Aircraft Fuels and Hydraulic Fluids

Author(s): Donald J. Myronuk
Corporate Author: San Jose State University
Laboratory: Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 10/1/1980
Report Number: AFAPL TR 79-2095
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Air Cushion Landing System Stability Study

Author(s): Dr. T. D. Burton
Corporate Author: Washington State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3150
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Calibration of an Axial Fan at Various Power Settings for Use on a Quarter Scale XC-8A Air Cushion Model

Author(s): David L. Fischer
Corporate Author: Mechanical Branch, Vehicle Equipment Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3094
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Superplastic Formed and Diffusion Bonded Titanium Landing Gear Component Feasibility Study

Author(s): Vernon E. Wilson
Corporate Author: Rockwell International, North American Aircraft Division
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-3081
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Evaluation of Explosafe Explosion Suppresion System for Aircraft Fuel Tank Protection

Author(s): A. Szego, K. Premji and R. D. Appleyard
Corporate Author: Explosafe Division, Vulcan Industrial Packaging Ltd.
Laboratory: Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-2043
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Flame Tube and Ballistic Evaluation of Explosafe Aluminum Foil for Aircraft Fuel Tank Explosion Protection

Author(s): Thomas A. Hogan and Charles Pedriani
Corporate Author: Fire Protection Branch, Fuels and Lubrication Division
Laboratory: Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 4/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-2031
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Study of the Interactions Between Friction, Wear and System Rigidity

Author(s): V. Aronov, A. F. D'Souza, S. Kalpakjian and I. Shareef
Corporate Author: Illinois Institute of Technology
Laboratory: U. S. Department of Energy
Date of Publication: 3/1/1980
Report Number: DOE/ER/10471-1
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Investigation of High-Angle-of-Attack Maneuver-Limiting Factors: Part I: Analysis and Simulation

Author(s): Johnston, Donald E., David G. Mitchell & Thomas T. Myers
Corporate Author: Systems Technology, Inc.
Laboratory: Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1980-12
Report Number: AFWAL-TR-80-3141 Part I
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A Study to Determine the Effect of Glass Compositional Variations on Vibration Damping Properties

Author(s): George A. Graves, Jr.
Corporate Author: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 5/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4061
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Polymeric Material Testing Procedures to Determine Damping Properties and the Results of Selected Commercial Materials

Author(s): Michael L. Drake; Gary E. Terborg
Corporate Author: University of Dayton Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 7/1/1980
Report Number: AFWAL TR 80-4093
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